Anti-Trump dossier author was hired to help Hillary challenge 2016 election results

British ex-spy Christopher Steele, who wrote the Democrat-financed anti-Trump dossier, said in a court case that he was hired by a Democratic law firm in preparation for Hillary Clinton challenging the results of the 2016 presidential election.

He said the law firm Perkins Coie wanted to be in a position to contest the results based on evidence he unearthed on the Trump campaign conspiring with Moscow on election interference.

His scenario is contained in a sealed Aug. 2 declaration in a defamation law suit brought by three Russian bankers in London. The trio’s American attorneys filed his answers Tuesday in a libel lawsuit in Washington against the investigative firm Fusion GPS, which handled the former British intelligence officer.

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CBC attempts to normalize illegal alien invaders

Crossing the border illegally into Canada was the only option left for me

“The decision to come to Canada came around this time, when I was working with NYU on a research project in Afghanistan and was regularly visiting New York City for official purposes. Security had deteriorated in Afghanistan and civilians like me were particularly targeted because of their ethnic and religious affiliations. People were being attacked at mosques, at places of learning, at gyms, at cultural ceremonies and plenty of other places where groups get together.

Seeking asylum in the U.S was not an option — not after President Donald Trump’s anti-immigrant policies and rhetoric. So I made my way to Canada. This was not an easy decision by any means.”

Another refugee from war torn New York State…

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Christmas carols recommended by our readers – Day 2

Add yours in the comments we’ll be running them every evening through Christmas Day

Casting Crowns – I Heard The Bells on Christmas Day Live – from DR

Merry Christmas, Darling – The Carpenters – from Blacksmith

Keith Richards – Run Rudolph Run – from Bstrang

Yo-Yo Ma, Alison Krauss – The Wexford Carol – from Clauswitz

Veni, Veni Emmanuel – from BillyHW

The Fab 4 – Good King Wenceslas – from Vimy

Day 1

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The New York Times Just Published an Unqualified Recommendation for an Insanely Anti-Semitic Book

Over the weekend, the New York Times Book Review published a full-length interview with Alice Walker, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Color Purple. The very first question: “What books are on your nightstand?” Walker replied with four, the second of which was:

“And the Truth Shall Set You Free,” by David Icke. In Icke’s books there is the whole of existence, on this planet and several others, to think about. A curious person’s dream come true.

This passed without comment from the New York Times interviewer, and the publication passed it on to the readers without qualification. This is rather remarkable because the book is an unhinged anti-Semitic conspiracy tract written by one of Britain’s most notorious anti-Semites.

h/t MP

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Colleges in Ontario develop free speech policy ahead of government deadline

TORONTO – Ontario’s colleges have developed a free speech policy ahead of a government deadline for post-secondary institutions to come up with one or face funding cuts.

The policy applies to all of the province’s 24 colleges, and defines freedom of expression as “the right to speak, write, listen, challenge and learn.”

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People with extreme political views ‘cannot tell when they are wrong’, study finds

People with radical political views, both on the left and the right, are less able to judge when they are incorrect, a study suggests.

Scientists at University College London found those on the political fringes tended to overestimate their certainty after getting questions wrong.

But the researchers were not testing their knowledge of politics. Instead, they used a simple game in which participants had to gauge which picture they were presented with contained more dots.

Their study was an attempt to measure “metacognition” – the term for a person’s ability to recognise when they are wrong.

I didn’t need to read the article to call Bullshit.

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Pardon Everyone (Except That Rat Cohen)

Let’s stop pretending that America in 2018 has a “justice system.” It’s not a justice system. It’s a set of elite institutions that swing the law like a sledgehammer to crush threats to the ruling class’s monopoly on power. You know, threats like the people we elect to represent our interests against the elite. And we are under no moral obligation to pretend it is anything else.

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‘They want to eliminate Islam’: Pakistani men reveal how Chinese authorities seize their Muslim wives for re-education

China stole his property.

The last time Chaudhry Javed Atta saw his wife was over a year ago – the Pakistani trader in dried and fresh produce was leaving their home in northwestern China’s heavily Muslim Xinjiang region to go back to his country to renew his visa.

He remembers the last thing she told him: ‘As soon as you leave, they will take me to the camp and I will not come back.’

That was August, 2017. By then, Atta and Amina Manaji, from the Muslim ethnic Uighur group native to Xinjiang, had been married for 14 years.

I’m not seeing a downside. h/t Dr. J

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Man admits killing wife and her mother after secret Afghan family is discovered

A 21-year-old man has admitted murdering his wife and her mother in a frenzied knife attack after his second secret family was discovered.

Janbaz Tarin killed Raneem Oudeh, 22, and her mother Khaola Saleem outside Mrs Saleem’s home in Northdown Road, Solihull, West Midlands, shortly after midnight on August 27.

Tarin, of Sparkhill, Birmingham, had armed himself with a knife after a public row with Ms Oudeh, who was his wife under Islamic law.

That’s so Islamophobic! We need to be more sensitive to their culture and religion!

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Russia ‘meddled in all big social media’ in US election, says report

Russia allegedly used every major social media platform to influence the 2016 US election, a report claims.

Research is expected to say YouTube, Tumblr, Instagram and PayPal – as well as Facebook and Twitter – were leveraged to spread propaganda.

This week, the US Senate will publish the report, which exposes the scale of Russian disinformation efforts.

Its authors criticise the “belated and uncoordinated response” by tech firms.

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